Travel Guide to Mil Cumbres Road in Mexico

Mil Cumbres (One Thousand Hills in Spanish) is a very scenic drive in Michoacán state, in Mexico.

Mil Cumbres

Officially known as Mexico 15 Morelia-Toluca, this road links Morelia, capital of Michoacán state to Hidalgo city. It borders on an edge of a canyon, between the high mountains of Michoacán state and the lower grounds of Tierra Caliente, where usually along the route there are extensive views to the lower valleys and some waterfalls visible next to the road in rainy season. This road has a particular image where you see pine forest next to your route, but a desert valley in the bottom, giving different tones of colors especially during sunsets.

The road zigzags in a series of endless curves not recommended for those who suffers dizziness. The highest point of the road is located near San José de la Cumbre at 2.930m (9,612ft) above the sea level and lowest to Paso Ancho 980 masl detouring to Tzitzio towards Tierra Caliente.
Road suggested by: Eblem Torres